The Evolis Primacy ID card printer is ideal for printing any form of full-colour photo ID cards in seconds. Due to its high capacity card feeder and output hopper, this allows for convenience and is the best solution for creating personalised staff and student ID cards. Available in single-sided and dual-sided versions, it is the best choice for businesses wanting to print medium to largely sized batches.
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Please note no ribbon, software or blank plastic cards are supplied with the printer.
Evolis Primacy Product Review
The Evolis Primacy is perfect for printing personalised cards including employee badges, student and staff cards, tickets etc. Primacy particularly meets card printing and encoding needs for businesses requiring medium to large printing capacity.
Available in single-sided or dual-sided, not only does it deliver fast, high-quality cards, but Evolis has also set up an eco-design approach to reduce the environmental footprint of their printers.
With its direct-to-card colour dye sublimation and monochrome thermal transfer, the Evolis Primacy offers sharp, clean images. Alongside this its edge-to-edge and customisable 300 x 600 dpi resolution print head allows for a full, concentrated image.
As it is used by many businesses, Evolis offers a 3-year warranty on both printer and print head as standard, with the option of warranty extension to give even more reliability.
The cards are kept at the front of the machine making sure it is quick to use, whilst its graphical notifications, including cleaning alerts and empty or low-level ribbon alerts, make you aware of what is happening to easily control the printer. There is also the option for a model equipped with an open hopper, allowing you to pick them out as they finish if required.
Setup is easy and quick as user manuals contains easy guides to ensure fast learning and the printer LEDs and colour touchscreen guides you through the process quickly and efficiently.
Equipped with a Kensington security lock as standard, you are able to attach your printer to a desk to ensure complete security against printer theft.
As well as this, the Evolis Primacy has data encryption for magnetic coding.
With the Evolis Primacy, there is the option to add on upgrades including; Magnetic stripe encoding or Contactless chip encoders.
The Evolis Primacy is available in both simplex card printers or duplex card printers. Simplex printing is only capable of printing on a single side of a card. Duplex printing allows the print on both sides of a card automatically.
ISO CR80 - ISO 7810 (53.98 mm x 85.60 mm)
The Evolis Primacy is able to cope with high volumes of print. Based on a standard 35-hour working week, it can produce 7,000 single-sided colour (YMCKO) cards or 4,900 dual-sided colour (YMCKO-K) cards. But with its 32 MB memory and an optional 64 MB, there is no worry of exceeding the print limit and with its feeder capacity of 100 cards this works best for organisations wanting medium to large volumes.
- Color (YMCKO): 190 - 225 cards per hour
- Monochrome: 600 - 850 cards per hour
- Color (YMCKO-K): 140 cards per hour
USB, Ethernet and wireless connection is supplied with the Primacy printer, offering more choice for connections and more flexibility to change later on.
Standard USB/Ethernet ports and the browser-based Printer Manager helps you integrate printers into third-party applications as well as existing systems.
With its appealing appearance and small size, it won’t take up much room on a desk. Its exact dimensions, without the reject tray, are 24.7cm Height x 20.5cm Width x 38.1cm Depth and it weighs 4.02kg.
With its white exterior, the Evolis Primacy offers a sophisticated edge to any office and the additional stripes of either fire red or brilliant blue give a refreshing splash of colour. Compact and light it is the ideal fit for any location.
It is necessary to think about card design software to go with your printer. We recommend EasyBadge Professional; an advanced ID card design software that gives the user complete control over how their card looks and create an unlimited amount of records.
They give the option to choose from one of four templates or switch to the creative mode and design a new card from scratch.
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Fast, light and great value for money is just some of the reasons we've awarded the Evolis Primacy four out of five stars.
All cards printed are of the highest quality and with the ability to add on additional extras such as magnetic stripe encoding and contactless, it can be customised to suit your business' needs.
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